University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

3rd Quarterly Symposium Highlighting Parnassus Cancer Research in the HDFCCC

September 7, 2018, 8:30 am – 5:15 pm

Parnassus
513 Parnassus Avenue
HSW-300 (w/ livestream to HSW-303)
San Francisco, CA

Parnassus

The Tumor in Context
[REGISTER]

8:35 am

Registration and poster set-up (coffee & tea)

8:45 am

Doors open

8:55 am

Welcome

Valerie Weaver, PhD, Professor in Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF

9:00 - 10:00 am

Keynote 1: Innate immunity and tumor metastasis

Zena Werb, PhD, Professor in Anatomy, UCSF

10:00 - 10:30 am

Poster viewing (coffee & tea)

Session 1: Stroma & Cancer (Chair: Diane Barber)

10:30 - 10:55 am

Unique stromal environments regulate tumor immunity

Mary-Helen Barcellos-Hoff, PhD, Professor in Radiation Oncology, UCSF

10:55 - 11:20 am

Quantitative approaches to analyze stromal-tumor interactions

Matt Spitzer, PhD, Assistant Professor in Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF

11:20 -11:45 am

Interplay between stromal fibroblasts, tension and tumor immunity

Valerie Weaver, PhD, Professor in Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF

11:45 - 1:20 pm

Lunch & Poster Session

Session 2: Context & Cancer (Chair: Catherine Park, MD)

1:20 - 1:45 pm

Imaging tumor progression and the metabolic microenvironment

Andrei Goga, MD, PhD, Professor in Cell and Tissue Biology, UCSF

1:45 - 2:10 pm

Tumor innervation

Sarah Knox, PhD, Assistant Professor in Cell and Tissue Biology, UCSF

2:10 - 2:35 pm

Adapting to a harsh microenvironment: nutrients and pancreatic cancer

Rushika Perera, PhD, Assistant Professor in Anatomy, UCSF

2:35 - 3:00 pm

Dysregulated pH and protein dynamics: new views on cancer cell biology

Diane Barber, PhD, Professor and Chair Cell and Tissue Biology, UCSF

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Poster viewing (coffee & tea)

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Keynote 2: Force and GI Cancer

Emmanuel Farge, PhD, Professor in the Curie Institute, Paris France

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Speed Session (Chair: AbbVie Representative)

Rapid presentation by 3 top poster presenters

5:00 pm

Closing remarks

Valerie Weaver, PhD & Jeroen Roose, PhD

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Faculty Organizer: Valerie Weaver, PhD

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